I am a UK trained medical doctor (currently undertaking General Practice training) and hold full registration with the GMC. I have an interest in Prophetic and complementary medicine, and along with another medical doctor we now offer Hijamah (also called Hijama or Cupping) in the UK.
We are trained in Hijamah and Medical Acupuncture. The former, known to most people as Cupping, is a much-forgotten and neglected Sunnah of RasulAllah . It involves placing cups on special parts of the body (some of which are special 'Sunnah Points') and creating scratches on the surface of the skin. By then creating a vaccum on the skin, blood is drawn out.
Some of the Ahadith where Hijamah is mentioned are stated below. There are around 80 Ahadith on Hijamah alone, some from collections which have not yet been translated.
"Whoever performs cupping (hijamah) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].
"I did not pass by any group on the night of Al Isra (night ascension), except that they said to me, 'Oh Muhammad, tell your Ummah to do Hijamah.'" Ibn Majah, 3477
It is important to have Hijamah performed by someone who is qualified to do it. Unfortunately many Hijamah practioners are not well-trained and often perform Hijamah incorrectly. Above all, it needs to be done in a clean environment with the practioner wearing gloves and ensuring everything is kept as sterile as possible. Hijamah is very safe, but a patient's medical and medication history is important to consider, which is often neglected by many practioners.
Hijamah is not just recommended to treat particular ailments, but there is reward if performed with the niyyah (intention) of reviving a Sunnah. In fact, many Muslims have Hijamah performed regularly for this very reason. RasulAllah said "Whosoever has revived one of my sunnah, has in fact loved me. And the one who has loved me, will be with me in Paradise."
by having Hijamah performed, and telling others, it can be changed from a forgotten Sunnah in to a commonly practiced one. Not only does this have physical benefits, but strengthens one's love for the Sunnah of RasulAllah .
Our aim is to help revive this Sunnah, and see it alive in the lives of many Muslims in the coming years. Please contact us to get more information, or advice about treating particular conditions or just to have Hijamah performed to revive a Sunnah in your own life.
We currently do Hijamah in the Midlands, and on certain days can do Hijamah in London and Luton also. Others from neighbouring areas are also most welcome to contact us for more information, or have Hijamah if they can come to the above areas .
You can contact us by either sending me a private message on this site, or by going to hijamahuk.com and emailing from there.
Finally, it is important to always keep in mind that Shifa is from Allah Ta'ala alone. Please make dua that this important Sunnah is revived in our Ummat.
Training in Hijamah / Hijama via CMA approved College
BMAS approved Medical Acupuncture training